After a round of intense spring storms, another Delta spring is ready to explode into green trees and brown fields and what David Cohn described as “God shakes Creation.” The most vibrant and refreshing week of the year, the one where we all shake off the frost and the dust of a too-long winter and look around and remember why we planted our flags and our lives in this place.
Sara Louise Evans made her entrance into this world just a stone’s throw from the cotton fields and barely a block south of the Yazoo River’s banks, on an April Fool’s morning, 92 years ago. So much about Greenwood has changed in those 9+ decades and so much remains eternally the same. She loved this old town with all her heart and I am so very grateful that she gave it to me for safekeeping.
It’s time to fire up the “daughter of the delta” blog again, even though we have already read all of Sara’s memoirs. But there are so many photos and newspaper articles, which I have been reluctant to post for fear of copyright infringement. The Commercial Appeal has not answered my requests for permission to use these, so I will revert to Sara’s mantra: When in doubt, forge ahead and let the chips fall where they may. More to follow.